Cuban night lizard

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Cuban night lizard
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Xantusiidae
Genus: Cricosaura
Species: C. typica
Binomial name
Cricosaura typica
Gundlach & Peters, 1863

The Cuban night lizard (Cricosaura typica) is a night lizard that lives exclusively in the west corner of the southern-most coast of Cuba. It is the smallest of the night lizards, at less than 4 cm. It is the only member of the genus Cricosaura, one of three in the night lizard family.

Like all night lizards, the Cuban night lizard is viviparous, giving live birth to its young. It differs from the other night lizards in possessing two frontonasal scales, one frontal scale, no parietal scale, and a fourth finger with four phalanges.